Create your own “On Island Time” sign simply with scrapbook paper and easily transferred lettering with paint!
I hope you are having a wonderful week. We have been traveling and visiting family (and friends) in the wonderful state of South Carolina. (some in the Charleston area and some in the upstate)
If you follow along over on Instagram, you may have seen a little of the trip. Fun, fun!
On Island Time Sign
Today I’m back sharing this sweet little sign…
Since it’s already a sign and has a nice hanging wire on the back, I figured I’d keep it a sign.
Well, sort of.
You can hang it or sit it on a shelf, either way.
Here is what it looks like now…
Just a little different, huh? lol
Well, guess what? Yep…I pulled out another sheet of that long-lost scrapbook paper I had stashed away and used it.
You can see above that I created a crease by pressing along the edges of the board for cutting.
Then I applied a thin layer of my Decoupage Gel …
…and attached the scrapbook paper.
Once it was dry, I took a piece of sandpaper and rubbed the edges to get a nice clean line like you see below.
I love that little trick! Works so well. (on fabric decoupage too)
Then I printed (in reverse) out the words “on island time…” and arranged them on the sign where I wanted them.
I rubbed over them with the pencil to transfer the ink from the inkjet.
Want to see more about this transfer method and others? Check out this post here >>> How To Transfer Graphics
You can see how well this works below.
Then all you have to do is use a small artist’s brush to paint over the lettering. (something like this brush works very well)
I used white paint for the letters.
I went back over areas that were too thin and then decided to add shadowing.
I like to print out the words with a “shadow” and it shows you everywhere you need to add it.
Doesn’t that just make the letters pop??
Lastly, I hot glued a baby starfish to the front to finish it up.
Perfect for that beach-themed home or cottage by the sea. 🙂
Another pretty simple one! Loving all the decoupage I’ve been doing lately.
It’s been so much fun to transform these old, tired pieces!
PIN it to save it!
I’ll be back next week with this one! (I LOVE how this one turned out and can’t wait to share it with you)
Have a wonderful weekend!!
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